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NASA Academy Award Recipients

NASA Academy is a program for students of junior, senior, or early graduate levels. The intent of this program is to give the selected students a working knowledge of NASA and its programs. The Academy accomplishes this through interactive sessions with leaders within government, industry, and academia and research in NASA's laboratories. The students will discover how NASA and its Field Centers operate, understand the NASA link to the private sector, gain experience in world-class laboratories, participate in a team environment where people work together to accomplish common goals, and build professional bonds among our future leaders.

The Academy consists of competitively selected university level students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. These students work on research projects at a specific NASA Field Center under the direction of some of the most innovative scientists and engineers working for NASA. This technical work for each student is arranged in advance, by matching student interests and skills to project requirements, as identified by the student and the researcher. Students also participate in seminars and discussions with government and business leaders and managers on space-related topics. Program elements are divided between research, tours, and seminars. Each Center focuses on a different NASA-related research and specialty. WSGC is pleased to announce and congratulate the following students on their NASA Academy Awards:

2012 NASA Academy Students

Kimberly Callan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Dryden NASA Academy

Joe Jaeckels
UW-Madison
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Justin Nelson
UW-Stout
Major
: Computer Science
Langely Space Center

Kirsti Pajunen
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Glenn Research Center

Victorialynn Salas
UW-Milwaukee
Major
: Physics
Ames Research Center

2011 NASA Academy Students

Collin Bezrouk
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Callie Kwiatkowski
UW-Milwaukee
Major
: Mathematics
Ames Research Center

2010 NASA Academy Students

Erickson, Chelsey
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Glenn Research Center

Harden, Adam
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Glenn Research Center

Jackson, Brandon
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major:
Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

McGrail, James
Marquette University
Major:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Marshall Space Flight Center

Steiner, Ted
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major:
Mechanical Engineering
Ames Research Center

2009 NASA Academy Students

Aaron Olson

Olson, Aaron
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Goddard Space Flight Center

Perich, Cheryl
Marquette University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center

Nathan Wong

Wong, Nathan
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major: Engineering Mechanics
Marshall Space Flight Center


2008 NASA Academy Students

Borden, Michael
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Major
: Mechanical Engineering
Ames Research Center
Springmann, John
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Major:
Engineering Mechanics and Astronautics
Goddard Space Flight Center


2007 NASA Academy Students

None.

2006 NASA Academy Students

None.

2005 NASA Academy Students

Dolan, Brian
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Marshall Space Flight Center

2004 NASA Academy Students

Steiner, Stephen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

2003 NASA Academy Students

Jennifer White
Ripon College
Goddard Space Flight Center

2002 NASA Academy Students

Nick Kho
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ames Astrobiology Academy